1. Fools Rush
Fools Rush are a three-piece punk rock band currently based in Portland, Oregon. They just recently released a new EP titled, Expired (it's currently up for free download on their Bandcamp HERE). The new EP has five songs of rock-pop and punk. A bit of the lo-fi quality sounding tunes on here with a handful of fun choruses and gruff vocals. It's a rather nice follow up to last year's full-length, Turns All Your Bad Feelings Into Good Ones (listen to a couple tunes from that album on Episode #31 and Episode #32). They also did a split with fellow Oregon locals, Abolitionist (check it out on Bandcamp HERE), with a track titled, Taker Thunderbolt. Fools Rush's song on this episode is titled, Dead Warden, off of their new EP, Expired.
2. Cold Heart Re-Press
Cold Heart Re-Press are a four-piece rock band from Sacramento, California. The band currently has one album out titled, Escaping the Doldrums, featuring eleven songs of punk and rock based tunes released last year. Really nice mixture of songs, very dynamic and melodic. And a cool side note – the album was written and performed by one of the members of the band. Not bad. Right now though, the collaborative process has begun as the members are now writing material geared toward a new album. Should be an interesting listen as now the writing process is spread out to more than one person. Looking forward to the new fresh tunes. Cold Heart Re-Press' song on this episode is titled, So-Called Soulman, off of, Escaping the Doldrums.
3. The Unlovables
The Unlovables are a four-piece pop-punk band from New York. They have two albums out, a couple EP's and have been featured on numerous compilations. One song they have in particular was written for Mike Herrera of MxPx, which is pretty awesome (it's streaming somewhere on Youtube). I first heard of this band while browsing Whoa Oh Records where one of their songs was streaming (If You Were Here, a now personal favorite) and immediately fell in love. The band is female-fronted and always full of some pretty rad vocal harmonies and melodies. They're great example of what a lot of the bands on Whoa Oh sound like. The Unlovables song on this episode is titled, Non Stop Thinking of You, off of their album, Crush, Boyfriend, Heartbreak.
4. Pink Mist
Pink Mist are a three-piece pop-rock band from the island of Oahu in Hawaii. They play a nice mix of rock, pop and shoegaze, all the while balancing in their influences of early '90's alternative rock (check out the origin of the band name HERE). They have a really big sound, very effect-driven instrumentals with a lot of soft-spoken type vocals. Very soothing tunes to go crusin' with around the island on a Sunday afternoon. They have a few EP's out (Sunset Float, 6PM, and Paternity) which are all available for nameyourprice on Bandcamp HERE. And a newly released demo titled, It's Alright, can be heard HERE. Pink Mist's song on this episode is titled, Forrester, off of their 6PM EP.
Dads are a two-piece punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Earlier in the year, the band released their newest LP, American Radass (This Is Important), through Flannel Gurl Records (pick up a copy HERE). The album features ten songs of punk and emo tunes that have a tendency to end abruptly or play on for a few minutes longer than anticipated, all the while keeping a healthy dose of poppy choruses and rock layered hooks. The drums can get a bit intense among the tracks, along an equally nice balance of loud and crunchy guitars and mellow vocals (most of the time). They also have a music video for the track, Big Bag of Sandwiches (check it out HERE). Lately they've been updating on Facebook with shows they've been playing. They may be on tour at the moment? See them. Now. Dads' song on this episode is titled, Aww, C'mon, Guys, off of their LP, American Radass (This is Important).
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